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Thursday, 25 November 2010
Bird hide moves a step closer
I was fortunate to have assistance from Shrewsbury School Ornithology Group today in working on the bird hide. They also came last week and have now positioned the 6 uprights in the ground, this involved digging down 1 metre through rock before dropping in the post and packing the soil and rock back into the hole around it. The groups help certainly speeded the job up and thoughts can now turn to weather proofing it over the next few weeks. The hide is situated near the lime kilns at Presthope and when finished will offer people the chance to view the woodland birds feeding whilst sitting in relative comfort.